Alana Smith of USA takes first place in the 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup Mini Mega Best Trick contest! Alana, at only 13 years of age, Alana is the first female to do a backflip over the Mini Mega Ramp gap. Alana took home $5,000 for first trick against Andy MacDonald, Jono Schwan, and more. Check some photos from the contest and out highlights video below from the contest featuring Jono Schwan’s woodchipper, Andy Mac’s cab bigspin mute, and Alana’s backflip.
Jono Schwan and Andy Mac double up in practice. Sam Clark photo.
Dane Burman padded down for an airwalk over the gap, so sick. Sam Clark photo.
Alana Smith’s backflip was the first ever done by a female and it went down at Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa. Rudi Jeggle photo.
Congrats, Alana! Put that money in the bank. Rudi Jeggle photo.
Photos by Rudi Jeggle & Sam Clark
Video filmed by Hein Kotze & Colin Clark
Video edit by Dan Shetron
Over 30 skaters from all over South Africa competed in the KDC South African Championships at the Kumba Skate Plaza on 5th October, 2014. Competing skaters were drawn from wildcard winners from Skateboarding for Hope presented by Boogaloos & KDC Grand Slam events, KDC select list, and skaters that were chosen to qualify at the KDC SA Championship open qualifiers. The top 3 skaters ages 16 & under were deemed South African Youth Championships and the top 5 overall left with cash prizes. In the end, Brandon Valjalo from Johannesburg left with both the KDC Youth Champion and South African Championship title! Check the results below and stay tuned for more content from the KDC South African Championships!
1: Brandon Valjalo, 90.16
2: Alan Marola, 87.35
3: Stefan Jacobs, 86.70
4: Braxton Haine, 86.58
5: Ofentse Ramakanye, 86.12
6: Enwin Gealant, 85.59
7: Warrick Delport, 81.08
8: Byron Rhoda, 79.03
9: Anthony De Mendonca, 76.45
10: Andrew Nero, 71.94
10: Mitchell Rice, 71.94
(Kimberley, South Africa – October 5, 2014) – The 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup concluded today in dramatic fashion. It was an all-out battle in the Street Championship Semi Finals with Nyjah Huston upset in the first round by the Netherlands’ Nassim Guammaz. Guammaz lost to Brazilian Kevin Hoefler in the third round. Hoefler would go on to battle with Australian Tommy Fynn in the Finals, just edging him out for the world title and $100,000 top prize. Read More… (more…)
Vert skaters from all over the world traveled to Kimberley, South Africa to compete in the Kimberley Diamond Cup 2014 Vert Skateboarding World Championships and a shot at their share at the $83,000 prize purse. In the end, Jimmy Wilkins of Columbus, Ohio ended up taking the top spot and the $35,000 grand prize! Some of Jimmy’s tricks that worked as leverage to towards his win were huge frontside ollies, bs 540 ollies, kickflip lien melon, alley oop tailgrab 540, and more. Peep the results below and stay tuned for more from the KDC Vert World Championships soon!
Eight 4-man teams of skateboarders from South Africa and around the world congregated in Kimberley for the Rider Cup Team Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup. We had Soul Team from Brooklyn, NY in the house all the way from the US along with several teams of South Africa’s top skaters to compete for their share of the R40k cash prize purse. In the end, SA dream team squad 4 Staxx consisting of Moses Adams, Khule Ngubane, Mitchell Rice, and Jean Marc Johannes ended up taking the top spot and the Rider Cup Team Championship 2014 title. Results
1. 4 Staxx R25,000
Jean Marc Johannes
2. Get It Get It! R10,000
3. Clean Team R5,000
Kyle Trusky back tails from Clean Team. Rudi Jeggle photo.
Dlamini Dlamini gets it, noseblunt. Rudi Jeggle photo.
Clean fs lip from Cape Town’s Enwin Gealant. Rudi Jeggle photo.
Switch tre from Mosey. Rudi Jeggle photo.
Congrats to 4 Staxx! Moses, Jean Marc, Khule, and Mitchell split R25k cash. Sam Clark photo.
Congrats to the finalists! Sam Clark photo.
Photos: Rudi Jeggle & Sam Clark
Video filmed by Colin Clark & Hein Kotze
Video edit by Dan Chetron